Supporting Research Community

Theme: Supporting research
ACU Summer School, Malaysia 2014 (2)

The Supporting Research Community is a forum for all staff at ACU member universities who are involved in supporting the research process, including research management and administration, research impact and uptake, and library services. Researchers at all levels are also welcome to join.

The community brings together colleagues from across the Commonwealth and creates a space for sharing knowledge, experience and good practice, discussing issues and solutions, showcasing ideas, and discovering potential avenues for collaboration. Members can also keep up-to-date with the latest trends and opportunities in the profession and promote the work of their team and university.


  • Quarterly newsletter – a round-up of international news, opportunities, and the latest reports and publications
  • LinkedIn group – a private space for members to connect, share information, ask for advice and learn about opportunities
  • Events, including talks/webinars from expert speakers
  • Speaking opportunities at international events on behalf of the Community
  • Networking (face-to-face and online)

Universities are under pressure to attract funding and demonstrate research impact, and research offices and researchers are key to achieving this. The purpose of this Community is to support and build the capacity of research offices and staff in member universities, drawing on the ACU’s track record within the field of research management and uptake. It explores the following themes:


  • Research impact and uptake
  • Research administration
  • Research funding
  • Open access
  • Decolonising research
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Professional development of researchers, including early career
  • How libraries support the research process in universities


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Theme: Supporting research